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GETTING GAMESALAD SETUP

First things first we need to install the GameSalad creator, open up a new browser window and head over to www.gamesalad.com once there select the products tab from the sites toolbar and click on GameSalad creator.




In the image above you can see the GameSalad download page, left click on the “Download for free!” Option indicated in the image and you will be automatically redirected to a registration page.

Enter your email address and be sure that this is the email that you want to register with GameSalad (you can also change it at a later date), select your game development experience level and answer your reasons for choosing GameSalad. As always before downloading software make sure you have read the Terms of Service agreement.


Done that? Good, now click the “Start Free Download” button indicated in the image above. You will then be diverted to the “Thanks for downloading GameSalad Creator” page where you will be prompted to save your download, be sure to save it in an appropriate place.  Why that is downloading GameSalad takes the opportunity here to remind us to set up an account, this is the reason for you entering your email address in the download process.






Go check your email for the account set up email you have received, remember to also check your junk email folder. Click on the “Complete My Registration” button and new browser tab will open taking you to the account registration page.

Enter your chosen username and password (these can be changed at a later date) and of course prove you’re not an evil robot by entering the cryptic word. Once again be sure you have read the “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy” done that? Sure you have, click the “Complete Profile” button shown in the image above and congratulations your account is now fully registered.

MAC INSTALLATION


By now your download should have finished so it’s time to move forward and install the program, go to the location where you saved the download (GameSalad-Creator-versionNumber.dmg) this is usually located In your downloads folder.


Once you have located installation file double click to start the installation process. Walk through the simple wizard following each step of the process as detailed below.

Agree to the standard terms and conditions, obviously making sure that you have read them first and the next page will load. Click the GameSalad logo and drag it to your Applications folder shown on the screen, this will then finish the installation.

Click the GameSalad icon located on the Application Bar, and depending on your accounts security rights the following warning message will display.


Click on the “Open” button and Congratulations! GameSalad is now completely installed, I will see you in the next chapter where we will get to know the program in detail.

WINDOWS INSTALLATION


By now your download should have finished so it’s time to move forward and install the program, go to the location where you saved the download (GameSalad-Creator-Setup-offline.zip). Once you have located it right click and select the “Extract all” option. Then open the newly created folder and double click the executable.


Walk through the simple installation wizard and if you get stuck see the images below, these outline each step of the installation process and the correct options to select.



Congratulations! GameSalad is completely installed, click on the “Finish” button and GameSalad will open and I will see you in the next chapter where we will get to know the program in detail.



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